We hold regular events

The 2024 Annual Education Lecture

Made in Britain or Made in Germany?
The Gordon Museum of Pathology,
Hodgkins Building,
Guy’s Campus,
King’s College
12th February 2024
You can listen to the lecture here.

Truth about Health - Sound Bites or Media Hype?

The Council Room, King’s College London, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS

10.00 – 14.00 - 24th January 2024

The 2023 NCUP Annual Lecture

Free Speech in UK Universities”

The Gordon Museum of Pathology,
Hodgkins Building,
Guy’s Campus,
King’s College

28 February 2023

Toby Young, a graduate of the University of Oxford, is an Associate Editor and regular columnist at The Spectator. He is also founder and Director of The Free Speech Union and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Sceptic.

You can listen to the lecture at this link.

House of Lords Luncheon
Professor Dame Madeleine Atkins

From in-person teaching to avatars in the metaverse: just how many ‘realities’ will universities have to address in future?”

Cholmondeley Room & Terrace
The House of Lords
20th May 2022
Please see a report on the event 

The 2022 NCUP (Virtual) Annual Education lecture was delivered on 23 February 2022 by Professor Mike Watts who spoke on: "My family and other dyscientics". Links to the lecture can be found on YouTube and Podbean.

The 2021 NCUP (Virtual) Annual Education lecture was delivered on 17 February by Sir Anthony Seldon who spoke on: “A New Vision for Higher Education Post Covid-19: From Policy-Takers to Policy-Makers”.
For a report on the lecture and links to YouTube and a podcast please see 

For an announcement on recent HEPI Publications see here.


Patron of NCUP

Baroness Pauline Perry

For a message from the NCUP’s patron, Baroness Pauline Perry, for the 2021 AGM, see here.

Baroness Perry is an educationalist, a Conservative politician and a member of the British House of Lords. She served as one of Her Majesty’s  Inspectors of Schools in England for 17 years, in 1981[…]

Advance notices

To be announced

Universities as charities

NCUP would like to draw your attention to an important book The University-Charity by Mary Synge.

Writing about her book in the HEPI blog, the author asks:

“On the website of nearly every university, you will find an explanation that the institution is a charity. But what does this mean, apart from generous tax advantages? And why are universities not generally talked about as charities, in the same way as, say, Oxfam or Macmillan Cancer Support?”
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News in brief

House of Lords Annual Lunch
18 May 2023
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